Sunday, February 18, 2018 | ePaper

India to grant citizenship to Chakmas, Hajongs

  • Print
PTI, New Delhi :
The Centre will soon grant citizenship to nearly one lakh Chakma and Hajong refugees, who came from the erstwhile East Pakistan five decades ago and are living in camps in the northeast, officials said on Wednesday.
The Chakma-Hajong refugee issue was discussed threadbare on Wednesday at a high-level
meeting convened by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and attended by Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu, Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju and National Security Adviser Ajit Doval among others.
In 2015, the Supreme Court had directed the Central government to grant citizenship to the Chakma and Hajong refugees, mostly staying in Arunachal Pradesh.

More News For this Category

Debt Tk 100 leads murder

Staff Reporter  :A man was allegedly been killed by his cousin for Tk 100 only at Uttar Helatola village of Kolaroa Upazila of Satkhira district on Friday night.The deceased

Jailing Khaleda govt's 'biggest mistake': Oli

UNB, Dhaka :Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) chief Col (retd) Oli Ahmed on Saturday said the government has made its biggest mistake by sending Khaleda to jail as part of

One shot dead in city, suspect held

UNB, Dhaka :A youth was gunned down in the city's Merul Badda on Saturday.Police arrested a suspected killer along with a revolver from the spot soon after the incident.The

A busy thoroughfare is in sorry state as potholes and cracks being developed for long. But the authorities concerned did not pay any heed to repair it creating obstacles to movement of vehicles. This photo was taken from English Road in city on Saturday.

.

Ekushey Book Fair- a friends' rendezvous

UNB, Dhaka :Amar Ekushey Book Fair has turned out to be a grand meeting place for friends of different age groups, coming from different city neighbourhoods and educational institutions

Zimbabwe arrests university chief over Grace Mugabe's degree

AP, Harare :The vice chancellor of Zimbabwe's oldest university has been arrested over the controversial awarding of a doctorate to former first lady Grace Mugabe. Anti-Corruption Commission spokeswoman Phyllis

BNP to join nat'l election: Obaidul

UNB, Feni :Road Transport and Bridges Minister and Awami League General SecretaryObaidulQuader on Saturday said BNP will certainly take part in the upcoming general election though its chairperson Khaldela

Dearth of books on classic poem

Rayhanul Islam :At least six hundred and ninety two new books on poems landed during the first 17 days of the Boi-Mela. But this year's sale of these books

Japan scientist uses egg white for clean energy

AFP Relaxnews :A Japanese scientist said Thursday his team has cracked open a method to improve the production of carbon-free energy-by using proteins taken from egg white.Yusuke Yamada, a

Satkhira BNP president held

UNB, Satkhira :Police arrested district unit president of BNP Rahmatullah Polash early Saturday on charge of arson attack.Tipped off, a team of police raided the Katia residence of Polash